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Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Henry's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joselin Leelavathy Anandam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joselin Anandam practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Dallas, TX. Her clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Anandam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Proctoscopy, Colectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Drake White, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White's specialty is general surgery. Dr. White is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. White is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Fleshman Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Roberts
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Fleshman's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleshman's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colorectal surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Fleshman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a general surgeon in Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Russell Peters Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 600
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Walter Peters is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Peters a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peters is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,292 - $1,820
  • Medicare Cost: $1,292 - $1,793
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Bapat is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, colectomy (colon resection), and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Bapat accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bapat is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Pancreatic Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

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Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz practices general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schatz include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.